Transfer of Knowledge

 

Scientific contributions:

Scientific papers published in peer-review journals included in the Science Citation Index (SCI).

Books

DE LA ROSA, J.M. & Knicker, H. (Eds). 2013. Impact of natural and anthropogenic pyrogenic C in Mediterranean ecosystems. pp. 1 – 80. Seville (Spain): Instituto de Recursos Naturales y Agrobiología de Sevilla (IRNAS-CSIC). ISBN 84-616-6905-3, Seville, Spain.

Book chapters

  • Knicker, H., Velasco-Molina, M., López-Martín, M., DE LA ROSA, J.M., Berns, A.E., 2013. “Black to brown – how does natural char and biochar additions to soils affect humification and the role of soil organic matter in environmental processes?” In: Matéria Organica e Qualidade Ambiental (Organic Matter and Environmental Quality). X Encontro Brasileiro de Substâncias Húmicas (EBSH), eds: B. Emöke Madar, M. Ananias Soler da Silva, F. Aparedida de Acántara, Embrapa, Brasília, DF. pp. 278-282.
  • DE LA ROSA J.M., M. Paneque, L. Contreras-Bernal, M. Velasco-Molina, J. Franco-Navarro; J.M. Colmenero-Flores, H. Knicker. 2015. Effect of affordable biochar amendment on the growth and physiology of sunflower cultivated on a Calcic Cambisol under Mediterranean climate conditions. Understanding biochar mechanisms for practical implementation. ANS, COST action TD1107 & Hochschule Geisenheim Univ. ISBN 978-3-92-4618-47-6. pp. 114-117.

 

Contributions to scientific meetings directly related with Biocharisma:

  1. Biochemical stability of organic matter in soils amended with organic slow N-release fertilizer derived from charred plant residues and ammonoxidized lignin. Oral. EGU General Assembly 2013: Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 15, EGU2013-7475. Viena, Austria. 2013.
  2. Effects of N-ammonoxidized lignins amendment on N availability and soil fertility: An incubation study. Poster. EGU General Assembly 2013: Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 15, EGU2013-5499-1. Viena, Austria. 2013.
  3. Relationship between carbon and nitrogen sequestration in soils – Analytical approaches. Involved mechanisms and their environmental relevance. Oral (Ámbito nacional). XI Congreso Nacional de la Asociación Española de Ecología Terrestre, 74. Pamplona, Spain. 2013.
  4. Carbon sequestration potential by carbonized biomass in mediterranean agricultural soils. 26th International Meeting on Organic Geochemistry IMOG 2013. Costa Adeje, Spain. 2013.
  5. Can N-rich charcoal be used as an efficient N fertilizer?. Oral-invitación. European Science Foundation Exploratory workshop “Impact of natural and anthropogenic pyrogenic carbon in Mediterranean ecosystems” Seville, Spain. 2013.
  6. Availability of N as a factor affecting the biochemical stability of lignin and pyrogenic organic matter in soils. Oral. 26th International Meeting on Organic Geochemistry IMOG 2013. Costa Adeje, Spain. 2013.
  7. Black to brown-How does natural char and biochar addition to soils affect humification and the role of soil organic matter in environmental processes. X Encontro Brasileiro de Substâncias Húmicas. Invited speaker. Santo Antonio de Goias (Goiania State), Brazil. 2013.
  8. Total organic carbon, total nitrogen and chemical characteristics of an Haplic Cambisol after biochar incorporation. Poster. ESF Exploratory Workshop on “Impact of natural and anthropogenic pyrogenic carbon in Mediterranean ecosystems” Seville, Spain. 2013.
  9. Charcoal- a soil forming factor in frequently burnt soils. Poster. ESF Exploratory Workshop on “Impact of natural and anthropogenic pyrogenic carbon in Mediterranean ecosystems” Seville, Spain. 2013.
  10. Can N-rich charcoal be used as an efficient N-fertilizer?. Oral. ESF Exploratory Workshop on “Impact of natural and anthropogenic pyrogenic carbon in Mediterranean ecosystems” Seville, Spain. 2013.
  11. Assessment of effects in the germination and agronomic production of four contrasting biochars. An incubation study. Poster. ESF Exploratory Workshop on “Impact of natural and anthropogenic pyrogenic carbon in Mediterranean ecosystems” Seville, Spain. 2013.
  12. Analytical characterisation and PAH asessment of four biochars and a biochar amended cambisol from Southern Spain. Oral Presentation “2nd Mediterranean Biochar Symposium. Palermo, Italy. 2014.
  13. Agronomic effect of biochar addition in a typical Mediterranean agricultural soil according to the feedstock and application rate. Oral Presentation “2nd Mediterranean Biochar Symposium. Palermo, Italy. 2014.
  14. Biochar induced alterations of soil properties and its organic matter; discerning how it improves crop production. 17th Meeting of the International Humic Substances Society (IHSS-17). Ioannina, Greece. 2014.
  15. Two dimensional HETCOR Soild-State NMR spectroscopy as a tool to improve our understanding of the chemical alterations caused by charring of humic material. Ioannina, Greece. 2014.
  16. Solid state NMR spectroscopy-How it can be used to study the impact of fires on soil organic matter?. XXIV Congreso Argentino de la Ciencia del Suelo, II Reunión Nacional “Materia Orgánica y Sustancias Húmicas”. Invited speaker. Bahía Blanca, Argentina. 2014.
  17. Sewage sludge hydrochars: properties and agronomic impact as related to different production. Oral presentation. EGU2015, Vienna, Austria. 2015.
  18. Contrasting agronomic response of biochar amendment to a Mediterranean Cambisol: Incubation vs. field experiment. Oral presentation. EGU2015, Vienna, Austria. 2015.
  19. Agronomic effect of sewage sludge hydrochars as related to different production conditions. International Biochar Symposium 2015 “Biochar – Contribution to Sustainable Agriculture- Poster. Potsdam, Germany. May 2015.
  20. Effect of affordable biochar amendment on the growth and physiology of sunflower cultivated on a Calcic Cambisol under Mediterranean climate conditions. Final meeting EU-COST action «Biochar». Geisenheim, Germany. September 2015.
  21. Oxidized charcoal residues as essential constituent of soil organic matter composition in subsoils in fire-affected environment. 5th International Workshop. Advances in science and technology of bioresources. Temuco, Chile,. Invited/keynote talk (H. Knicker). December 2015.
  22.  Alteration of soil organic matter in a biochar amended Calcic Cambisol planted with sunflowers after the first growing season Nombre del congreso: Final meeting EU-COST action «Biochar». Geisenheim, Germany. September 2015.
  23. COMPOUND SPECIFIC ISOTOPIC ANALYSIS, NEW APPLICATIONS USING ANALYTICAL PYROLYSIS (PY-GC-C/TC-IRMS). XVI Latin-American Congress on Chromatography. Lisbon, January 2016.

Organization of workshops and schools:

This exploratory workshop was funded by the European Science Foundation (ESF-Exploratory workshop- http://www.esf.org/coordinating-research/exploratory-workshops/life-earth-and-environmental-sciences-lee/workshops-detail.html?ew=12185)

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  • Workshop for researchers “Introduction to Biochar, Production, Characterization and Use” given at the International Meeting on Organic Geochemistry IMOG 2013. Costa Adeje, Spain. 2013.
  • Organizers of the training School. “3rd European Biochar Summer School” devoted to “Chemical and physical characterization of bio- and hydrochars and their application in the field”, Seville (Spain), 1-6 March, 2015.

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This training school was funded by the European Biochar Research Network & COST Action TD1107: Biochar as option for sustainable resource management. (http://cost.european-biochar.org/en/ct/160-3rd-European-Biochar-Summer-School)

Seminars, networking activities and outreach activities:

  • Participation in the meeting of the working group 1 of the European Biochar Research Network” (eBRN), London (UK), 13-15th March, 2013.
  • Meetings with interested companies: Several meetings and webcam interviews have been carried out with companies and farmers interested in the production or application of biochars as soil ameliorants or as nutrient carrier.IMG_2012

Results of biocharisma also have been transferred to the media interested in the widespread of science to the universal public.

  • De la Rosa, J.M. Media interview. Name of the event: El Laboratorio de JAL (Programa de Radio Nacional de España). Title of the work: Nuevos materiales en agricultura. RADIO NACIONAL DE ESPAÑA, S.A. 01/11/2014. The Spanish National Radio Broadcast
  • De la Rosa, J.M. Publication at electronic newspaper. Name of the event: Blog «La Cuadratura del Círculo» en www.eldiario.es. Title of the work: Del Amazonas al Biochar. Organising entity:www.eldiario.es. 2014.Internet newspaper publication at www.eldiario.es (Oct 2013) De los indígenas del  Amazonas… al Biochar
  • De la Rosa, J.M., Jimenez-Morillo, N., González-Pérez, J.A., López, R. Organizers of the open day for childrens and families. Name of the event: “Mirando al suelo”. Semana de la Ciencia. Casa de la Ciencia, Sevilla. Av. Maria Luisa. Seville, Spain. 7/11/2015.

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  • De la Rosa, J.M. Type of event: Open seminar at Instituto de Recursos Naturales y Agrobiología de Sevilla (IRNAS-CSIC). Biochar, nuevo paradigma del secuestro de carbono y fertilidad del suelo?. Seville. Spain. 26/11/2015.

Supervision of students:

-Master Thesis. Marina Paneque Carmona (April 2013-September 2013). Properties of biochars used for a European ring trial (COST action: eBRN) and their impact on plant productivity and  C-sequestration of a Mediterranean soil. Universidad de Sevilla, Spain. Supervised by J.M. de la Rosa and H. Knicker.

-Master Thesis. Reyes de Celis Silva (March 2015-December 2015). “Use of biochar as soil amendment – agronomic and environmental applications”. Máster en Biología Avanzada: Investigación y Aplicación Especialidad. Gestión Integral de Recursos  Naturales. Universidad de Sevilla, Spain. Supervised by J.M. de la Rosa, H. Knicker and J.M. Murillo.

-Ph.D. Thesis. Marina Paneque-Carmona (Since November 2014-). “Recalcitrancia bioquimica de biochars procedente de lodos de plantas de tratamiento de aguas residuals y su valorización como fertilizantes de liberación lenta de N y P.” Universidad de Sevilla, España. Supervised by J.M. de la Rosa and Heike Knicker.

-Short stay. Otávio dos Anjos Leal. “Pyrogenic carbon contribution to the soil organic matter composition in burned Amazon Forest soils and in a South-Brazilian soil with charcoal addition”, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Su, Porte Alegre, Brasil (November 2014-September 2015). Supervised by Debora Pinheiro Dick, H. Knicker & J.M. de la Rosa.

-Training scholarship. Lidia Contreras Bernal (June 2015-December 2015). Asessment of PAHs in biochar amended soils. Supervised by J.M. de la Rosa and Heike Knicker.

List of conferences attended:

  1. Meeting of the working group 1 (Characterization of biochars) of the European Biochar Research Network” (eBRN), March, 2013. London, UK.
  2. European Geosciences Union meeting, 2013. Vienna, Austria.
  3. 26th International Meeting on Organic Geochemistry IMOG, 2013. Costa Adeje, Spain.
  4. European Science Foundation Exploratory workshop “Impact of natural and anthropogenic pyrogenic carbon in mediterranean ecosystems”, 2013. Seville, Spain.
  5. X Encontro Brasileiro de Substâncias Húmicas, 2013. Santo Antonio de Goias (Goiania State), Brazil. (Invited speaker).
  6. 2nd Mediterranean Biochar Symposium, 2014. Palermo, Italy.
  7. The Future of Europe is Science. EU-Meeting. 2015. Lisbon, Portugal.
  8. European Geosciences Union meeting 2015, Vienna, Austria.
  9. Final meeting EU-COST action «Biochar». 2015. Geisenheim, Germany. (Invited speaker).

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